Ab Fab Olympics special to air on July 23

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 July 2012
Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Saunders

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' Olympics special will air on July 23 and feature guest stars Tanni Grey Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Stella McCartney

The 'Absolutely Fabulous' Olympics special will air on July 23.

The last of three specials made to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the programme - which documents the exploits of champagne-swilling fashionistas Eddy Monsoon and Patsy Stone - will show on BBC One at 9.30pm.

In the special episode Eddy (Jennifer Saunders) has rented out her house to a Hollywood A lister for the London Olympic Games, but she is still living in it, as is her daughter (Julia Sawalha), her mother (June Whitfield) and her assistant Bubble (Jane Horrocks).

In addition her ex-husband Marshall, played by Chris Ryan and his and American girlfriend Bo (Mo Gaffney), have come to stay for the Games.

Meanwhile, Patsy (Joanna Lumley) tries to get into Eddy's body suit to look suitably great for the A listers, with disastrous results

During the episode, hapless duo Eddy and Patsy end up running for glory inside the Olympic stadium and crash a reception for the likes of Tanni Grey Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Stella McCartney.

Jennifer has recently revealed Madonna has been banned from ever appearing on the show.

Although she was once desperate for the 'Girl Gone Wild' singer to appear on the show, after a number of snubs she has decided she will never be allowed on.

She said: "We have had loads of celebrities who have said no to us, but always Madonna. Madonna is the bane of our lives.

"In fact even if she said yes now we would have to turn her down. Madonna has always said no - and so are we."

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